Blue Moon is like the Humboldt Fog of the beer world — it’s the stepping stone that often introduces consumers to the wonderful world of artisan products, and in this case, craft beer. If you’re a fan of Blue Moon but haven’t quite explored what craft beer has to offer, check out these 5 brews recommended by The Kitchn. They’re a similar in style, offering all the citrusy crispness you desire.
Translating to “white beer,” the style is brewed with wheat and left unfiltered, which lends it a hazy, cloudy appearance. Belgian and American brewers often add coriander, nutmeg, and orange peel to the beer—the citrus and spice notes come through loud and clear in these brews. Sometimes you’ll taste a hint of banana, clove, or honey-ish fruitiness, thanks to a special strain of yeast that imparts sweet flavor.
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